I usually don't have to find ways to get my husband to agree to my whims but sometimes he digs in his heels. After several near misses over time, I finally slipped on the shower gel foam and fell last week, falling across the sharp edge of the shower frame, having bumped the door open as I fell. I have a long knife-edge-shaped bruise on my rear-end to prove it. Hubby was cleaning his teeth at the time and was entirely unfazed, not missing a beat as he half turned and disinterestedly asked, "what happened to you?" (I was back on my feet by then.) I thought I had a good idea and asked if we could get a plastic non-slip mat with suckers underneath for the shower - I would cut a hole where the water was to go down the plughole and it would be attractively transparent with perhaps little decals of colourful fish inside. Hubby was against this: rather, he said, he would make me a slatted, waterproofed, wooden mat. This would be much better in his opinion. My heart sank - everything he makes is so sturdy and heavy, always designed to last: witness a couple of coffee tables he has made which I can't move and which therefore have collected dust bunny feet under their legs. Besides, he never finds himself in danger of slipping in the shower, so can't see why I have a problem. I have pointed out with my tenuous grasp of the laws of physics that this must be a function of gravity and suction - he is much heavier than I am and therefore more attached to the ground. I have backed up this argument by pointing out that if I step backwards, not noticing him standing behind me in the kitchen, he doesn't move whereas I rebound a foot or so forward. Am I right? Or is there such a thing as non-slip shower gel?